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Arne Næss Jr.: Net Worth, Relation, Age, Full Bio & More

Arne Næss Jr.
OSLO 19851002: Arne Næss Jr. Skipsmegler og fjellklatrer sammen med Diana Ross, på Evrest-selskap på Grand Hotel i Oslo. Foto: Bjørn Sigurdsøn / NTB / Scanpix

Arne Næss Jr. was a businessman and a mountain climber from the European country Norway. He was the second husband of famous American singer Diana Ross.

Who is Arne Næss Jr.?

Arne Rudolf Ludvig Raab, better known as Arne Næss Jr., was a mountaineer, businessman, and shipping magnate from Norway. Arne Næss Jr. was the nephew of Norweigan philosophist Arne Dekke Eide Næss. Arne Næss Jr. started his career as a businessman in the genre of oil and shipping. He then made several investments in different business sectors. With the trading and business, Arne was also interested in climbing mountains. He could leave everything behind for mountaineering. This ambition made Arne Næss Jr. breathe his last on the hills. 

The mountaineer married Diana Ross, a popular singer of 1960s America. The personality led a team to climb Mount Everest. For his heroics in mountaineering, Arne was awarded the prestigious Laureus World Sports Award for Lifetime Achievement. He died on 13 January 2004 at the age of 66. He spent the last years of his life in Switzerland.

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Quick Bio

Birth NameArne Rudolf Ludvig Raab
Birth Date8 December 1937 (Aged 66)
Birth PlaceGermany
Birth SignSagittarius
Other NamesArne Næss Jr.
Parent(s)August Oskar German, Kirsten Dekke Næss
High SchoolN/A
ProfessionBusinessman, mountaineer, business magnate
Active YearsThe 1960s- 2004
Death date13 January 2004
Death place Groot Drakenstein Mountains, South Africa
Death causeAccident during climbing
CountryGermany, Norway
Eye colorDark brown 
Hair colorDark brown
Sexual OrientationStraight
RelationshipMarried before death
Spouse(s)Filippa Kumlin D’Orey (1966-1982)

Diana Ross (1985–2000)

ChildrenRoss Naess, Evan Ross, Leona Naess, Christoffer Naess, Katinka Naess, Nicklas Naess, Louis Naess
Social Media HandlesN/A
Net worth$600 million


What does Arne Næss Jr. do?

  • Arne Næss Jr. was a prominent Norwegian businessman and a mountaineer. Arne gained popularity in every sector he was involved in. Born in Germany, Arne spent the second World War days in the country with his parents. Later, when his parents separated after the war, Arne moved to Norway with his mother. He was always interested in climbing mountains hence started following his dream in his teenage. At the age of 19, he documented his Norwegian climbing mountains.
  • But due to some genuine issues, Arne had to shift from mountaineering to business. He was involved in trading in significant cities in the world, such as London. As a businessman, the personality started shipping, real estate, and investing in oil. Arne invested in several firms in the 1960s and 70s. And was beneficial in all of it. In the meantime, the business tycoon spent enough time with his family. After spending years in business, Arne tried to revive his interest in mountaineering. In the late 1970s, he came back to the lap of mountains to explore nature more. 
  • The explorer was responsible for leading the first Norwegian set of people for an expedition to Mount Everest. Arne wanted to devote himself to mountaineering in the latter part of his life. He left his family and friend far away on his thirst to stay connected with the mountains. Arne was recognized several times for his heroics on the hills. He was a person who never feared to take risks and ultimately lost his life in the mountains.

Personal Information

How did Arne Næss Jr. look?

  • There is no reliable information about the physical appearance of Arne Næss Jr., But he had a good physique with an average height. Arne’s father, August Oskar German Raab, was a doctor in Germany, and his mother was Kirsten Dekke Næss. His educational background is also not known. Arne was born on 8 December 1937 in Germany.

The Divine Diana Ross


Was Arne Næss Jr. married?

  • Arne Næss Jr. married Filippa Kumlin D’Orey in 1966. They separated in 1982. He then married American singer Diana Ross in 1985, but the couple separated in 2000. Arne had seven kids Ross Naess, Evan Ross, Leona Naess, Christoffer Naess, Katinka Naess, Nicklas Naess, Louis Naess.


How did Arne Næss Jr. die?

  • Arne Næss Jr. died in an accident on the Groot Drakenstein Mountains, South Africa, at 66 on 13 January 2004.

Net worth

What was Arne Næss Jr.’s net worth?

  • Arne Næss Jr. earned enough fame and wealth in his career with business and other things. His net worth was $600 million.


  • Sagittarius is the birth sign of Arne Næss Jr. 
  • He was born in Germany.
  • He had Norwegian nationality.

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